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emancipat(e) + -rix, feminine agent noun suffix



emancipatrix (plural emancipatrices)

  1. A woman, girl, or any other entity treated as female who emancipates; a female emancipator.[1]
    • 1845, Protestant association, The Protestant magazine, “Speech of the Rev. Dr. Cumming”, page 216
      Christianity shall yet emerge from the tents of Mesech and the tabernacles of Kedar, leaving behind her the scenes of her bondage, and put on her coronation robes, and move by universal love to universal empire, the emancipatrix of the oppressed — the ambassadress of heaven — the benefactress of the earth.
    • 1869, Standish Grove Grady and William Hay Macnaghten, A Manual of the Mahommedan Law of Inheritance and Contract, Comprising the Doctrines of the Soonee and Sheea Schools, and Based Upon the Text of Sir W. H. Macnaghten’s Principles and Precedents, Together with the Decisions of the Privy Council and High Courts of the Presidencies in India, page 46 (W. H. Allen); and quoted in:
    • 1890, Nāndivāda R. Narasiṃha Aiyar, P. Sāma Rāu, The Mahamadan Law: Chiefly Based Upon MacNaughten’s Treatise and the Decided Cases, page 57 (Srinivasa, Varadachari)
      Residuaries by Special Cause.—A residuary by special cause is the emancipator, or emancipatrix of a freed man dying without residuary male heirs; the legal sharers, as well as females, being in this case specially excluded from inheritance, Elb. 52. This provision is, however, inoperative inasmuch as slavery has been abolished by the Legislature.
    • 1874, M. C. Gray, Lisette’s venture, pages 17{1} & 199{2}
      {1} [] since Mrs. Joanna — as she chooses to style herself, though a married woman — has become the would-be emancipatrix of her sex?
      {2} [] view to support her, besides that of proving an emancipatrix and benefactress to her sex — that there had sprung up a kind of jealousy []
    • 1880, Charles Atwood Kofoid, The Life and Times of Garibaldi: The Italian Hero and Patriot, page 662 (W. Scott)
      The emancipatrix of the slaves in every quarter of the globe is acting nobly in issuing her veto against the oppressor of the Christians of Eastern Europe, as she formerly did against the tyrant of Naples, the negation of God, and against his protector Bonaparte, when he tried to prevent us passing the Straits of Messina, and giving liberty to our country.
    • 1890, The Andover Review, volume 13, page 88 (Houghton, Mifflin and Co.)
      [] only to be known in history as the emancipatrix of the Brazilian slaves, whose freedom she carried through with self-sacrificing courage, though she was advised that she was hazarding the reversion of her father’s crown.
    • 1911, Patrick Augustine Sheehan, The Queen’s Fillet, page 311 (Longmans, Green, and Co.)
      France had broken with kings, once and for ever; and the moment the allied armies retired, and the coalition of European powers was dissolved, France would revert once more to her proud position, as emancipatrix of the human race.
    • 1943, Heinrich Heine, Hermann Kesten, Ernst Basch, and E. B. Ashton, Works of Prose, page 328 (L.B. Fischer)
      George Sand, the wench, has paid no attention to me since I was taken ill; this emancipatrix has most outrageously maltreated my poor friend Chopin, in an awful but divinely written novel.
    • 1973, Marilyn Durham, Dutch Uncle, pages 267–268 (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich)
      The great emancipatrix.
      He took the hand involuntarily; heard her say, “Goodbye, [][]
    • 2008, Homer Eon Flint, The Devolutionist and the Emancipatrix, book title (BiblioBazaar, LLC; ISBN 978‒0‒554‒22650‒7)
      The Devolutionist and the Emancipatrix


  1. ^ “emancipatrix” listed on page 349 of The Stanford Dictionary of Anglicised Words and Phrases: Edited for the Syndics of the University Press [1892], by Charles Augustus Maude Fennell and John Frederick Stanford (University Press)